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Can the Chet Atkins bar replace the flat bar as it is on a bigsby B60 or does there need to be a modification?
Asked by Anonymous on April 24th, 2016.
If I'm correct the B60 is from the licensed line. All Bigsby parts are designed to work with the U.S.A. Kalamazoo line. Using this arm with the licensed model may require modification.
Yes, the large hole on the assembly needs to be drilled or reamed to 10mm to fit the licensed Bigsbys.
Would this handle work on the new gretsch G5230T guitar without drilling?
The G5230T uses a Bigsby B50 unit, which will most likely require modification to the unit to install this bar.
Can this be obtained or modified for left handed Bigsby?
Asked by Anonymous on April 26th, 2017.
The handle is universal but the assembly will be backwards.
So, can I put the arm from the other other side (back) to that joint to get this as a lefty?
There shouldn't be any reason you wouldn't be able to do that, however, the bracket holding the bar will be backwards facing. It should functionally work, but may not look right.
Can I use this to replace the "spoon-type" handle in my white falcon?
Asked by Anonymous on November 17th, 2016.
If the Bigsby on your guitar is from the Original Kalamazoo Line (USA) then this should work.
3 questions: How long is the trem arm? Will this fit on a Bigsby B5? Does the finish on this arm match the aluminum B5?
Asked by Anonymous on November 17th, 2016.
This handle is 7.5" and is compatible with the USA B5 model in both functionality and color.
Is a left handed version possible?
Asked by Anonymous on February 25th, 2018.
Bigsby might make one but we do not sell it. You might want to contact Bigsby directly for more information.
I have a G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman with a flat tremlo arm. I would like to install a Chet Atkins arm assembly. Could you please advise the part number for a gold arm assembly
Asked by Anonymous on March 1st, 2018.
This listing is for the Chet Atkins assembly in gold or stainless steel.
Will it fit a B-70?
Asked by Anonymous on May 9th, 2018.
This will not be a drop in replacement and will need to be modified in order to work with the B70.
Will this work on my gretsch g5420t ?
Asked by Anonymous on June 15th, 2018.
These will work on Bigsby's that are from their Original Kalamazoo Line. Also, you will need to purchase the Chet Atkins style handle if you do not already have one.
Do I need to modify my B7 Bigsby or will be an easy swap?
It has a patent number on it - D - 169,120
Asked by Anonymous on July 20th, 2018.
With a B7 this should be a an easy swap. This handle is held on by a set screw and your stock handle should be similar. If you can confidently remove the stock handle then you should not have a problem replacing it with this handle.
Is this arm an actual Bigsby product - made in the US part?
Asked by Anonymous on August 1st, 2018.
This is a genuine Bigsby product made in the Republic of Korea.
Does this arm fit a GIBSON Chet Atkins Country gentleman ?
Asked by Anonymous on August 27th, 2018.
This is a genuine Bigsby item, if the Gibson Country Gentleman used a Bigsby vibrato unit, this will fit.
Will this complete handle assembly fit my 2017 Gibson Les Paul With A B5 Bigsby?
Asked by Anonymous on November 20th, 2018.
This should fit US made Bigsby units.
Do you sell a licenced gold bigsby b 30 with Chet arm?
Asked by Anonymous on September 21st, 2019.
The handle assembly for the Chet arm is not compatible with the import B30 unit, and they aren't available as a set at this time.
My Gretsch is a 6120 DC, circa (1972) The other controls are gold plated and the Bigsby is the original silver. I would like to replace the existing Bigsby with a gold plated unit. Do you have that configuration available?
Asked by Anonymous on January 22nd, 2020.
It appears that your Bigsby unit is a Gretsch branded unit, and although we do carry gold plated Bigsby vibrato units, we do not carry ones with the Gretsch logo.
I assume from the picture that the arm on this unit rotates, rather than being fixed. Is that correct?
Asked by Anonymous on April 7th, 2020.
Yes, there is a pivot pin that allows the arm to rotate. The bar itself can also be moved and adjusted, however, it requires that you loosen a set screw and tighten it back down once the adjustments have been made.
I am in the process of modifying and updating a Gretsch G5135 CVT with a stock Bigsby Licensed B50. I would like to replace the stock Bigsby flat handle assembly with the Chet Atkins assembly. Will this assembly work as a drop-in replacement? Thank you!
Asked by Anonymous on May 22nd, 2020.
Modifications would be required to install this on a B50 vibrato unit.